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Devotions

The weekly devotions on this page are written by our staff, volunteers and those involved in intercessory prayer ministry. We are grateful for their contribution and heart after God.

A new devotion will be posted every Monday.


His Presence

Carol Gonterman

When I started asking the Lord what He would like me to write in a devotion to Him, I found myself humming the most beautiful melody. Several times during the last month or so I would hear this song with the words in my head. But, when I would get to a certain verse I would forget the words.

A couple of times the ladies I pray with would try to remember the words as well but were unable to recall them, so we would just hum that part. Last week I asked my friend if she would try to find this song for me. She did, and we just loved it! The name of this song is, In Your Presence, Oh God. Continue reading

Words to Talk and Walk By

Ever wonder why words are so very exciting and important to us? God’s words that is!

“The Lord God has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens me morning by morning, He awakens my ear to hear as the learned.” (Isaiah 50:4)

As a young girl I remember writing letters to family and friends and was always encouraged by their responses. I would also write about my pets, nature and creative writing. I enjoyed making cards (even to this day at 65 years of age.) I enjoyed writing as it would encourage others or just let them know that I cared. Later I enjoyed crafting, drawing and continued writings. Continue reading

Cover Your Family with Prayer

Sharon Couchman

Lately thoughts have taken me back to my days as a single mom raising four children. Scenes from the past have flooded back as I recalled the challenges that faced my family in preparing for each school year. These memories were triggered by recent conversations regarding my grandchildren’s needs for the fast-approaching new school year. Other memories popped up from seeing all those back-to-school ads.

I remember as summer days drew to a close the excitement of being out of school had run its course and my kids actually wanted to go back to school! They looked forward to having a new teacher, reuniting with old friends, making new ones, and shopping for clothes and needed supplies. During these times fear would try to grip and convince me that I would not have enough money even for the basics. Continue reading

What Are You Thinking?

Betty Dewhirst

For years I had no idea that wrong thinking could cause havoc in one’s life.

The enemy has deceived many into thinking that it doesn’t matter what you think as long as your actions are all right. The truth of the matter is that eventually your thoughts will become actions if you entertain them long enough.

Negative thinking keeps one from reaching his potential in life. Often parents make the mistake of saying words to their children that may scar the child for years to come. Those words are not easily forgotten and because of the very impressionable mind of a child much damage is done that may affect them all of their lives. Continue reading

Experiencing God for Yourself

Clete Snellenberger

I love reading God’s Word, even out loud, and receiving new revelation from it. In John, chapter 9, several things caught my attention. In verses 2 – 5, the question was asked Jesus about the blind man. Basically, the conversation went like this (paraphrased). “Who did sin, this man, or his parents?” Jesus answered: “Neither, that the works of God should be made manifest in him.”

As you read the account you discover that Jesus personally made clay, anointed the blind man’s eyes with the clay and said, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam.” This is faith in action! Verse 9 says: “Some said this is he when they saw him. Others said, “He is like him, but He (the blind man) said: “I am he!” Continue reading